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Ireland’s West Celebrates 25 Years of Literature

By Linda Tancs

Dublin has its fair share of authors, poets and playwrights, but Ireland’s literary tradition is equally strong along the western coast.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of Galway’s Cúirt Festival, a celebration of verse that has been previously described as a banquet of writing.  Quite a banquet, indeed, as the event this week welcomes such luminaries as Fread D’Aguair, Naomi Shihab Nye and Dionne Brand.  A highlight will be Colum McCann’s first reading in Ireland since his National Book Award win for Let the Great World Spin.  Budget conscious travelers should look into the sponsoring hotel’s midweek cost cutting offer–that is, if the recent volcanic activity in Iceland doesn’t ruin your plans.


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